Virtual doctors-on-call at your service


Looi Sue-Chern

Maran Virumandi launched DOC with his partner Hazwan Najib in light of the increasing cost of healthcare in the country. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Kamal Ariffin, April 9, 2017.

WHEN Liza (not her real name) suspected that she could have contracted a sexually transmitted disease (STD) from her partner, her distress turned into fear and shame of being found out if she were to seek medical attention at the local clinic.

That’s when she tried to search online for a right diagnosis and treatment, resulting in her chancing upon Malaysia’s first online medical consultation website, DoctorOnCall.


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Comments


  • As a doctor myself, i am wondering how do you make a diagnosis without examining the patient? All doctors know that after history taking, physical examination is the next corner stone in diagnosing and treating a patient. The treating doctor wont even know the vital signs of their patients with this system. how safely can you treat a patient that way?

    Posted 3 years ago by Justine tan

  • I think it's about time. This kind of services is commonplace in the US and Australia.

    Posted 3 years ago by Mettar Uni